Wednesday May 23, 2018

Delays - Routes 6, 7, 11, 12

Delays between 15 - 40 minutes can be expected on routes 6, 7, 11 and 12 due to traffic downtown.

Please plan your trip ahead of time. 

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Spring service in effect

New schedules are now in effect on many routes. We are making a few changes to help us get Ready for Rail. Route 23 will travel on City Park and Ogilvie adding service to government offices near Blair Station. Some trips on Routes 96 and 99 will be renumbered. Spring service in effect: Read More »

Property Agent for Retail Spaces on Transit Property

We are seeking a property agent who would act on our behalf and establish retail and commercial outlets. The opportunity includes 4 designated retail spaces, as identified in Phase 1 of the O-Train Confederation Line, located at Tunney’s Pasture, Rideau, Hurdman, and Blair Stations, as well as an existing vacant space located at Terry Fox Station. The agent would act on our behalf and establish retail and commercial outlets. The property agent would market, negotiate, lease, and provide on-going management of secured tenants. We are not seeking individual tenants. More information on this opportunity »

Construction at Terry Fox and Fallowfield Park & Ride lots

We are improving access to two Park & Ride (P&R) lots. We are adding a new crosswalk at Terry Fox P&R. Construction will start on Wednesday, May 9. The work will not affect service. Construction at Fallowfield P&R will start on Monday, May 14. The work includes adding accessible parking spaces, new crosswalks and curb ramps. The work will not affect service. Once the work is complete, some Gold Permit parking spaces will move to just east of the new accessible spaces. Please proceed with caution around construction zones and follow all signage on site.

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Buy and load your Presto card at select Shoppers Drug Mart stores

You can now buy a Presto card, load a pass or money into your e-Purse and check your balance at 39 Shoppers Drug Mart locations in Ottawa. Presto will expand to a total of 66 stores across the city by the end of May. Presto cards are also sold online, at Customer Service Centres and through Ticket Machines at O-Train stations. We will keep you posted as more sales locations become available. Use our Fare Purchase Locations map to find the Presto sales location nearest to you  »

Bus destination signs to use a mix of upper and lower case letters

Sometimes the smallest changes can make the biggest difference. We are updating all of our bus destination signs to use a mix of upper and lower case letters. This style change increases legibility for many of our customers. From a distance, it is much easier to recognize words that are not all the same height. It is a change that helps make our service more accessible to all. Bus destination signs to use a mix of upper and lower case letters: Read More »

New $10 bill not yet accepted at ticket machines

The new $10 bank note featuring Viola Desmond cannot be used to purchase fares at OC Transpo ticket machines at this time. Changes will be made to our systems to allow them to accept the revised $10 bill format in the near future.

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Doors Open Ottawa: training and maintenance facilities open to the public on Saturday, June 2

We are proud to take part in Doors Open Ottawa 2018. New this year: we’re granting rare access to our new train and bus Simulator Training Facility at 925 Belfast. See actual simulations, learn about the technology and discover how transit is changing. You can also check out Walkley Yards, where O-Train Trillium Line trains are maintained. Both sites are open Saturday, June 2, from 10 am to 4 pm. Doors Open Ottawa: training and maintenance facilities open to the public on Saturday, June 2: Read More »

Summer service begins June 24

Summer schedules and service changes start Sunday, June 24. We’re getting Ready for Rail: some routes extended or modified to connect with future O-Train Line 1 and a few routes get a new number. Weekend service to summer destinations is back (Aviation and Agricultural Museums and Petrie Island). Special school service wraps up at the end of exams. Route 66 extended to Innovation to provide more travel options for customers in the area. Summer service begins June 24: Read More »

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